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  • emBeyond Freedoms Reachem
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    Beyond Freedom's Reach

    Professor Adam Rothman talked about his book Beyond Freedom’s Reach, in which he looks at emancipation in New Orleans, Louisiana, following Union control of the city. In his book, he focuses on…

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    New Orleans Boom and Blackout

    Brian Boyles talked about his book New Orleans Boom and Blackout, in which he recalls New Orleans' push to ready the city for the 2013 Super Bowl and the succeeding power outage at the New…

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    Oil and Water

    Professors Andrea Miller and Shearon Roberts talked about their book Oil and Water, in which they examine the media coverage of Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

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    Black Life in Old New Orleans

    Keith Weldon Medley talked about his book Black Life in Old New Orleans, in which he provides a history of African-American communities in New Orleans.

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    George Washington Carver

    Christina Vella talked about her book George Washington Carver, in which she recalls the life of the African-American botanist and inventor.

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    Run, Don't Walk

    Adele Levine talked about her book Run, Don’t Walk, in which she recalls her work with veterans.

  • emEd Kings Mississippiem
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    Ed King's Mississippi

    Civil rights activist Reverend Ed King provided commentary to Ed King’s Mississippi, a collection of photographs from the 1964 Freedom Summer. He spoke with Professor Trent Watts at the…

  • emNothing But Love in Gods Waterem
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    Nothing But Love in God's Water

    Robert Darden talked about his book Nothing But Love in God’s Water, in which he explores the history of gospel music and its role in African-American history.

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    Working Congress

    Robert Mann talked about his book, Working Congress: A Guide for Senators, Representatives, and Citizens. He spoke at the 2014 Louisiana Book Festival, held on November 1 in downtown Baton…

  • emEmpire of Sinem
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    Empire of Sin

    Gary Krist talked about his book, Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans, about the city of New Orleans in the early twentieth century. He spoke…

  • emHope and New Orleansem
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    Hope and New Orleans

    Sally Asher talked about her book, Hope and New Orleans: A History of Crescent City Street Names, about the stories behind the street names of New Orleans, Louisiana. She spoke at the 2014…

  • emI Cannot Forgetem
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    I Cannot Forget

    Judith Gentry talked about her book, I cannot Forget: Imprisoned in Korea, Accused at Home. She spoke at the 2014 Louisiana Book Festival, held on November 1 in downtown Baton Rouge.…

  • emThe Great New Orleans Kidnapping Caseem
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    The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case

    Michael Ross talked about his book, The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case: Race, Law, and Justice in the Reconstruction Era, about the 1970 kidnapping of Mollie Digby, a white…

  • emBourbon Street A Historyem
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    Bourbon Street: A History

    Richard Campanella talked about his book, Bourbon Street: A History, about the cultural history of New Orleans' most famous street from the colonial period through today. He spoke at the…

  • emRussell Long A Life in Politicsem
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    Russell Long: A Life in Politics

    Michael Martin talked about his book, Russell Long: A Life in Politics, about the life and career of Louisiana Senator Russell Long (D), the son of Louisiana Governor and U.S. Senator Huey…

  • emFlood of Liesem
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    Flood of Lies

    James Cobb, Jr., talked about his book, Flood of Lies: The St. Rita’s Nursing Home Tragedy, about nursing home owners Sal and Mabel Mangano who were accused of causing the deaths of 35 residents…

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    2014 Louisiana Book Festival

    Book TV presented coverage from the 2014 Louisiana Book Festival, held on November 1 in downtown Baton Rouge. Books featured included: James Cobb, Jr., Flood of Lies: The St. Rita’s Nursing…

  • emRemember DDay  The Plan the Invasion Survivor Storiesem
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    Remember D-Day: The Plan, the Invasion, Survivor Stories

    Mr. Drez talked about his book Remember D-Day: The Plan, the Invasion, Survivor Stories, published by National Geographic Society. He gave a basic history of the events leading up to the…

  • emThe Great Influenzaem
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    The Great Influenza

    Mr. Barry talked about his book The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History, published by Viking Press. The book discusses an influenza that spread across the…

  • emThe Hitler Kiss  The Czech Resistanceem
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    The Hitler Kiss: The Czech Resistance

    Ms. Vella talked about the book she co-authored with Radomir Luza, The Hitler Kiss: A Czech Memoir of Resistance, published by Louisiana State University Press. She talks about Luza’s involvement…

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